So...I want to let you into a little secret...
I'm a 'professional' product convert.
6 weeks ago I ventured into the unknown of trying a new shampoo and conditioner at home and I want to rave about OLAPLEX. Now let me explain... I have really thick hair but each individual hair itself is fine. I really struggle to find a product that is moisturising enough to use on my coloured hair but doesn't weigh it down and make it flat and greasy within a few hours of washing. Having been a hair stylist for 15 years I have tried loads of different shampoos and conditioners (S&C from here on out) and just never found anything that was right over a long period of time.
Side note - let me quell a little myth here, your hair does not 'get used to' products. There is no reason to repeatedly change your S&C for any other reason than you are not getting the results you want from it BUT there is a reason you're not getting the results you want which I will go on to explain later.
I had however found a shop brand that seemed to do the job moderately ok and only cost me 49p a bottle. Happy Days! Fast forward to the opening of my salon and I want to be able to offer my clients the best in hair care available, especially when you've spent your hard earned cash and I've put a lot of effort into making your hair as beautiful as it can be. So I start my research and found my new friend Olaplex.
Olaplex shampoo has patented technology that finds and re-links broken disulphide bonds in the hair, repairing damage while strengthening the hair structure. While the conditioner makes the hair more manageable, allowing for easier detangling and a smoother finish without the hair being weighed down.
Time to put into practice what I preach. I take home my new S&C with an open but sceptical mind.
My 49p jobbie has been doing a perfectly good job of getting my hair clean and making it relatively soft and shiny BUT that's because it's full of silicone. This is a wonderfully cheap product that manufacturers can put in there, by the bucket load. Unfortunately it has a tendency to build up on your hair starting to make it feel flatter and duller over time causing you to think it's time to change your S&C. In fact if you where to have a clarifying treatment to strip this silicone off you could carry on using your cheap shampoo and just start the cycle again. This is where the beauty of Olaplex comes in. Along with its very clever bond building technology its totally silicone free. There will never be any build up on your hair. You will never have to change your product again!!
After 6 weeks of using this S&C daily (terrible habit, I cant help myself, sorry) my hair feels AMAZING!! I am totally in love with it. Its truly the best thing I have ever done for my hair. It's thicker, its stronger, its sooo shiny!! Before, after I had washed and towel dried my hair I would then start the ritual of getting the knots out. This doesn't happen now. I literally run my fingers through my hair and the knots, if there are any just fall out.
I will from here on in be asking all my customers to make this investment in their hair. I guarantee you wont regret it.